J. D. Vines

Aspiring Screenwriter

Reviewer Rating:
Screenplays: 3
Reviews: 0
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From: Kristina Michelle <kristina@xxxxxxxxxx.com> Sent: Saturday, September 15, 2018 7:22:55 AM To: wordcrafter@outlook.com Subject: Re: The Indie Gathering: Results “Hello. We are pleased to inform you that judging results have been finalized for The 2018 Indie Gathering, and ‘Dreams of Dogwood’ has won 1st place in the drama feature script category. Congratulations!” Yeah, this email felt pretty good. It's reassuring to know that somebody else likes your work. Had a good few days. Then I went back to work polishing my new comedy, ‘The Law of Dogma’. All of my work lately seems to be dog this or dog that. Not sure why that is. I cut my chops with a Midwest production company, ‘The John B. Rogers Producing Company’, staging historical re-enactments in high school and college stadiums in the Midwest and South. Kind of an auteur thing. Designed sets, wrote scripts, cast and directed about 250 actors, directed tech, taught farmers and their wives and daughters how to do the cha cha and the can can. (Didn’t sew any costumes.) Tons of fun and even got paid for it. I eventually migrated to LA figuring I’d parlay this experience into some movie business job (along with two or three million other saps). I got as far as volunteering for some AFI production work, pursuant to a friend who was enrolled in the AFI program. I also did a UCLA extension directing stint and pounded out a script, based on the true story of an iconoclastic solar energy entrepreneur. Sydney Pollack passed. Then I began living somebody else’s life, actually a bunch of other people. A few years ago I decided to live my own life and began writing again. But first I studied the craft, ala about a dozen screenwriting books, which most of you have also read or know about. I have a small body of work, about a half dozen scripts, but only two are production-ready: ‘Dreams of Dogwood’, my Indie winner is a Civil War era period piece which will require some deep pockets, and my comedy, ‘The Law of Dogma’, with a CGI Boston terrier with transcendental powers. Yes I agree, ‘the supernatural power bit has been overdone’. That’s actually a line in the script. So, writing has given me an outlet for my overactive imagination. I hope to have the opportunity to share my stories and my characters with the rest of the world, stories that inspire people to think, feel, and love.

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J. D. Vines uploaded a feature screenplay
3 months ago
DREAMS OF DOGWOOD feature
Genre: Drama
Gone With The Wind gets infected with Jungle Fever when a smart, spirited slave realizes her dreams by winning the heart of her beloved plantation owner on her way to earning a university professorship.
3 months ago
reviews
120 pages
J. D. Vines uploaded a feature screenplay
4 months ago
The Law of Dogma feature
Genre: Comedy
A free-spirited young Buddhist Arhat misbehaves so badly that he qualifies for a little-known amendment to the Law of Karma, the ‘Law of Dogma’, and has to do life as a dog.
4 months ago
reviews
109 pages
J. D. Vines just joined ScriptMother!
4 months ago

Screenplays

Draft #2 | Genre: Comedy
A free-spirited young Buddhist Arhat misbehaves so badly that he qualifies for a little-known amendment to the Law of Karma, the ‘Law of Dogma’, and has to do life as a dog.
Rating is only available to members
3 months ago | reviews | 109 pages
Draft #1 | Genre: Drama
Gone With The Wind gets infected with Jungle Fever when a smart, spirited slave realizes her dreams by winning the heart of her beloved plantation owner on her way to earning a university professorship.
Rating is only available to members
3 months ago | reviews | 120 pages
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J. D. Vines

Aspiring Screenwriter

Reviewer Rating:
Screenplays: 3
Reviews: 0
Enjoys:

Short Bio

From: Kristina Michelle <kristina@xxxxxxxxxx.com> Sent: Saturday, September 15, 2018 7:22:55 AM To: wordcrafter@outlook.com Subject: Re: The Indie Gathering: Results “Hello. We are pleased to inform you that judging results have been finalized for The 2018 Indie Gathering, and ‘Dreams of Dogwood’ has won 1st place in the drama feature script category. Congratulations!” Yeah, this email felt pretty good. It's reassuring to know that somebody else likes your work. Had a good few days. Then I went back to work polishing my new comedy, ‘The Law of Dogma’. All of my work lately seems to be dog this or dog that. Not sure why that is. I cut my chops with a Midwest production company, ‘The John B. Rogers Producing Company’, staging historical re-enactments in high school and college stadiums in the Midwest and South. Kind of an auteur thing. Designed sets, wrote scripts, cast and directed about 250 actors, directed tech, taught farmers and their wives and daughters how to do the cha cha and the can can. (Didn’t sew any costumes.) Tons of fun and even got paid for it. I eventually migrated to LA figuring I’d parlay this experience into some movie business job (along with two or three million other saps). I got as far as volunteering for some AFI production work, pursuant to a friend who was enrolled in the AFI program. I also did a UCLA extension directing stint and pounded out a script, based on the true story of an iconoclastic solar energy entrepreneur. Sydney Pollack passed. Then I began living somebody else’s life, actually a bunch of other people. A few years ago I decided to live my own life and began writing again. But first I studied the craft, ala about a dozen screenwriting books, which most of you have also read or know about. I have a small body of work, about a half dozen scripts, but only two are production-ready: ‘Dreams of Dogwood’, my Indie winner is a Civil War era period piece which will require some deep pockets, and my comedy, ‘The Law of Dogma’, with a CGI Boston terrier with transcendental powers. Yes I agree, ‘the supernatural power bit has been overdone’. That’s actually a line in the script. So, writing has given me an outlet for my overactive imagination. I hope to have the opportunity to share my stories and my characters with the rest of the world, stories that inspire people to think, feel, and love.

Screenplays

Draft #2 | Genre: Comedy
A free-spirited young Buddhist Arhat misbehaves so badly that he qualifies for a little-known amendment to the Law of Karma, the ‘Law of Dogma’, and has to do life as a dog.
Rating is only available to members
3 months ago | reviews | 109 pages
Draft #1 | Genre: Drama
Gone With The Wind gets infected with Jungle Fever when a smart, spirited slave realizes her dreams by winning the heart of her beloved plantation owner on her way to earning a university professorship.
Rating is only available to members
3 months ago | reviews | 120 pages
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Draft #2 | Genre: Comedy
A free-spirited young Buddhist Arhat misbehaves so badly that he qualifies for a little-known amendment to the Law of Karma, the ‘Law of Dogma’, and has to do life as a dog.
Rating is only available to members
3 months ago | reviews | 109 pages
Draft #1 | Genre: Drama
Gone With The Wind gets infected with Jungle Fever when a smart, spirited slave realizes her dreams by winning the heart of her beloved plantation owner on her way to earning a university professorship.
Rating is only available to members
3 months ago | reviews | 120 pages
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Recent Activity

J. D. Vines uploaded a feature screenplay
3 months ago
DREAMS OF DOGWOOD feature
Genre: Drama
Gone With The Wind gets infected with Jungle Fever when a smart, spirited slave realizes her dreams by winning the heart of her beloved plantation owner on her way to earning a university professorship.
3 months ago
reviews
120 pages
J. D. Vines uploaded a feature screenplay
4 months ago
The Law of Dogma feature
Genre: Comedy
A free-spirited young Buddhist Arhat misbehaves so badly that he qualifies for a little-known amendment to the Law of Karma, the ‘Law of Dogma’, and has to do life as a dog.
4 months ago
reviews
109 pages
J. D. Vines just joined ScriptMother!
4 months ago